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    September 13, 2010
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then we get a breezy clearing afternoon which means sunshine gets our temperatures back up real nice levels. hurricane igor out there into the atlantic ocean. category 4 storm, winds of 150 miles per hour. wait until you see the satellite pictures of that guy out there. we're looking now at temperatures in ellicott city at 57, 61 perry hall and across the bay to chestertown, 61 as well. we're dry on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. so don't worry about it. even if there's patchy fog. upper 50s to near 60, we'll quickly jump with the hour by hour forecast showing sun this afternoon and 2-degree guaranteed high of 82. let's check the roads with kim. >> we have a pair of road hazards around baltimore county. in catonsville a downed tree blocking the right lane and right turning lane on the eastbound lanes of route 40 at newwood drive. and a watermain break in towson, york road between overbrook road and winwood road. lane blockages there. a major accident northbound lanes of 95 past the chesapeake
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house rest area at route 222. it's closed at this time. an accident involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer and fuel spill. police are forcing traffic to detour on route 222. this is 895 at the richie spur. traffic is moving very well in both directions. no issues approaching either tunnel. 6:01. still nothing. on saturday at 7:00 a motorcyclist was hit by a car and died of his injuries. the car took off. this happened on erdman avenue. sherrie johnson with what police are looking for this morning. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses saw the body flip several times before hitting the ground. the victim, 25-year-old gerard grant leaves behind two young daughters. friends and family stopped by the scene of the hit-and-run yesterday. police say there is significant damage to the driver's side of the black mercedes. officers say it was not road rage. neighbors say they tried to perform cpr but grant later died at the hospital. >> i just want to say to
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whomever the person is that did this i need to you come forward. there's a dad that is gone, a close friend of mine that is gone. and he will be missed dearly. >> reporter: police say the black mercedes has significant damage on the driver's side. the mirror is missing. anyone with information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. another motorcyclist is dead and police believe alcohol may have been a factor in this crash. it happened at the intersections of solley and nabs creek roads in glen burnie. just before midnight saturday night. according to authorities a woman hit a deer with her car and the driver of the vehicle behind her stopped to avoid hitting her. however, a motorcycle driven by 34-year-old john fabian iii didn't stop in time. it hit the second car. fabian was pronounced dead at the scene. his passenger suffered serious injuries. police say they believe that fabian had been drinking. 6:03.
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we now know the identity of the two people found dead in the howard county home. according to police, claire lenore stout and 49-year-old reginald van graves both died from what appears to be gunshot wounds. according to authorities a child who lived in the home on bonnie bridge place in ellicott city found the bodies. police are still investigating but right now don't believe they saw signs of forced entry that may have been a domestic assault. firefighters responded the city's fourth multiple alarm fire in as many days. yesterday morning a three-alarm fire broke out in the building near the intersections of qins falls parkway and the trolley terrace. no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. the opening statements are expected in the murder trial of former city councilman councilman ken ken harris. the suspects have all been charged with first degree murder, assault and handgun and
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robbery violations. they are accused of gunning down the former councilman as he ran to his car during a robbery at the havenwood lounge in september of 2008. harris managed to drive away before collapsing. he was pronounced dead at johns hopkins hospital. 6:04. they may have the sauce but don't have the juice. little italy has been without electerrorist since yesterday. linda so is live to tell us how they made it through the night. >> reporter: it's been a long and busy night for the crews working to get the power back on. the hope is to get the power restored to the people and restaurants in the area sometime this morning. an underground electrical cable sparked the fire early sunday morning that knocked out power to parts of little italy. it happened at the corner of fawn and high streets. about 120 customers were left in the dark making it a tough day of business for the many restaurants in the area. some even had to close their
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doors. >> in the midst of recession, after three blizzards that happened all on weekends, a transformer fire that knocks out power and knocks out another night it's not the best way to sort of continue in business but, hey, football was on tonight. we're all watching that anyway, too. it was not going to be a terribly busy night i don't think but no way to tell. we're most concerned about saving our perishables. >> reporter: again, bge crews have been working all day yesterday, overnight, this morning, the hope is to get the power restored to everyone in this area sometime in the morning. in the meantime, until the work gets finished you can expect some closures in the area. of fawn and high streets in little italy. live in little italy, linda so, abc2 news. 6:05. here you go. let's do a little math. 19 games left on the orioles' schedule:they need to win eight to avoid a 100-loss season if i told you they would lose 100 in may you would say they are on the verge but that's
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what buck showalter has meant. miguel cabrera hit a bases loaded double in the eighth, they beat the orioles. they are back home tonight and a weekend series with the yankees. tonight begins the 15th season for the ravens. they play against the jets. they open up the -- opened up the brand new stadium yesterday. the steelers should have lost. and the redskins shut up tony romo and the cowboys. so maybe we'll shut down the jets tonight. get the cowboys out of there. no season has caused so much promise and excitement. the ravens take on the jets in new jersey. game time is 7:00 tonight. schools are in full session and your kids are back in their classrooms. >> stay with us. that doesn't stop scammers from trying to get at them. tips on how to avoid a scam from happening. >> it's getting colder. where? >> not here yet.
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>> not yet but we're going to have five tips to make sure you're dressed to impress when it does get colder. >> plus, we're going to be talking about the vmas. they were handed out last night. the winners and the ones who came up a bit short. >> don't forget, time to get back to work. many of you with without a job. we would love to help. every wednesday on "good morning maryland" we put three video resumes on the air. to see yours on the air, e-mail us to bestresumes@wmar.com with a microsoft word attachment. we'll call you to come in and tape a 20-second video pitch. it will be on air and on-line. first we go to new york with the latest business news. >> good morning. we begin your "moneyscope report" with a possible compromise on the bush-era tax cuts. house minority leader john boehner says he would vote for obama's plan to extend the tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy if that is the only available option. the world's major central banks have agreed to new rules
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to reign in financial companies in hopes of avoiding another major crisis. the biggest changes requires banks to increase the amount of capital they hold. the rules must be ratified by the g-20 nations before taking effect. harley-davidson workers vote on a contract today that would freeze pay and slash jobs. the company has threatened to move its last two factories out of its home state of wisconsin if they don't accept it. resident evil afterlife won the weekend box office with $28 million in ticket sales. it was the lowest-grossing weekend of the year. that's your "moneyscope report." i'm rob nelson.
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schools are all back in session and just
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because they are in class doesn't mean they are safe from scammers. >> joce sterman has a look at some popular tactics that target kids in this week's "scam alert." >> reporter: as parents we all think everything our kids do is adorable. we think they are the most beautiful people on the planet, so if someone else thought they were cute enough to model we would probably agree. >> this is really about the vanity of the mom to the child. >> reporter: in this case flattery won't get you anywhere other than potentially scammed. angie with the better business bureau says modeling scams are one of the top ones for kids racking up about 2,000 complaints nationwide a year. if someone says your kid is camera-ready you have to be careful because many companies are simply trying to get you to pay up front for picture packables. all while promising tons of work for your child model. >> it's unreliable work. there's no way they can promise based on the looks of your child a job is forthcoming.
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>> reporter: a modeling company guarantees they can line up work barnett says that should be a red flag. so should package deals where you have to pay up front for headshots and portfolios. scammers won't just use flattery about your kids' face, they will try complimenting creative and writing skills to get right to your wallet. they do it with creative contests that claim your kid with win thousands by entering their poetry or writing. barnett says it's called van tree press -- vanity press. in the end mom and dad shell out the cash to get a copy of the compilations the publishers put out. >> it's not like it will be on the library table or in a bookstore. it's just going to be in the anthology and whoever buy that's anthology. >> reporter: if you want to pay to see your kid's work in print that is fine. just know the contest won't likely be their ticket to cash in. joce sterman, abc2 news. >> other tips from angie. when it comes to the child modeling make sure you get
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references before signing up with an agency both old and new. trying to find clients who will vouch the company did find them work. with those poetry contests, barnett says if it's a free contest be wary. paying up front isn't a bad thing because many legitimate contests require an entry fee but won't ask for additional cash once you paid part of the contest 6:13. our live view of harbor cam. look, it's still dark. no doubt about that. harbor showing us that we don't have fog downtown although we've been talking about low clouds and fog in parts of the area. we're also talking about quite a contrast as we had our first wet day in three weeks. we get a chance to dry out while the tropics really start steaming up here. hurricane igor, although hear
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some of it pronounced differently, a category 4, healthy storm with a distinct eye. it may strengthen. it's possible to become a category 5 today but it's far from land, even from the eastern caribbean islands, there's not much threat other than big waves to be found out there. from barbados to the british and u.s. virgin islands. we'll show that you track in a minute, probably going to stay off the east coast. tropical storm julia lagging behind and more wet weather off the west coast of africa. we have a category 4, maybe a borderline 5 and gradually to weaken as it heads to bermuda. this is the latter part of the week and into the weekend. i want to highlight the fact even though we expect it to weaken to a category 3 by friday and even though we expect the forecast to start curving away from the eastern seaboard big waves propagate along the east coast. we had to deal with it for the
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last two tropical systems. we're heading deeper into september, less people at the beach it's still possibly dangerous. it's a monster and somebody to be -- something to be watched all week. 68 in norfolk. 50s inland. they've had a chance to clear out and cool down overnight. that is the air mass that builds in here. while we take that old system off the coast still dealing with low clouds and fog. delmarva, even patchy fog around baltimore county this morning. up in the hereford zone. it's going to be the dry air that winds out. there's not much action going on. just fast-level, upper level winds carrying moisture across the great lakes. really no organized systems to be found here. for much of the upper coming week though our forecast model indicates some passing clouds tonight, tomorrow morning and another chance of a system trying to head here middle to latter part of the week. until then we have a good setup. the clouds and some patchy fog. this afternoon it's going to be clearing skies, nice pleasant breeze and our 2-degree guaranteed high of 82 as we head on in through the
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northwestern suburbs hanging back to 78 degrees westminster. you'll turn mostly sunny as well. 80 parkton. we bring it across the chesapeake, eastern shore, grasonville should reach about 81 to 82 in easton with sunshine. for tonight, clear skies. we slip back into the mid-50s. pretty much par for the course this time of year. it could be a little patchy fog by daybreak. tomorrow we bring it back with highs in the upper 70s to around 80. 79 with a mostly sunny sky. let's check the roads with kim brown. >> coming up from across the eastern shore, no problems as you make your way westbound on the bay bridge. 97 also looking good in anne arundel county in both directions. as we look in howard county, this is route 129 at route 32. 29. southbound towards montgomery county in towards the capitol beltway, traffic is actually off to a really good start. however, we have a couple of things in our area to let you know about. still dealing with a northbound 95 closed up in cecil county at route 222.
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a crash involving a couple of tractor-trailers and fuel leak. all northbound traffic is being forced to detour on to route 222. you will see police up there directing traffic at this time. around the baltimore area just a couple of road hazards, in catonsville, a downed tree is blocking the right lane and right turning lane on the eastbound lanes of route 40 as you approach new wood drive. in towson no lanes are blocked but we have interruption of water service because of a watermain break on york road that is going to be between overbrook road and winwood road. no delays still 95 southbound, traffic beginning to build, but still moving at a nice pace. no problems approaching the fort mchenry toll plaza. the outer loop lanes across the key bridge, nine minutes across 97. back to you. 6:17. many of us are always looking for ways to spruce up our wardrobe. we want to know what looks good, what is in, what is out. it changes all the time. sherrie johnson has the five
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fashion must-haves for a flexible and fabulous wardrobe. ann harris is a sales consultant with esewer ca-- esoterica, a fashion house from new york city and prides herself on finding the best wardrobe for her clients. >> make sure you shop for your lifestyle, your shape and your size. the worst thing you can do is put on something that is a size too small. you put on the proper size, you look 10 pounds lighter and the only two people that know the number in the pants are you and i. >> reporter: with summer soon winding down many people are starting to look to fall fashions and ann offers five tips on the season's must had haves. >> step out of the box. add drama. this three-piece cocktail dress can be taken apart and worn separately. take the top, put it over jeans and wear to it dinner. or more winter white for a more casual cocktail party. everyone needs this for fall, the versatile cocktail dress. it's all about a pop of cole
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door -- color. this belted trench coat looks great over pants, a dress, it will chase the winter doldrums away. wear some color this fall. tunics look great on everybody, belted or unbelted. something like this, a little sparkle, looks great for the holiday parties, but wear it over jeans and wear it more casually. it's comfy and you look great, too. leggings, all about leggings this season. they are not your old aerobic ones. they come in a million different colors, look great on everybody, wear them with a boyfriend jacket, a tunic or throw the cute little summer dress you've been wearing over your leggings and make them go into fall for you. let the fur fly. this faux fur top with ledger belt is -- leather belt is 100% cotton. it's not just for parties anymore. this one will get you through the season. wear something you're comfortable in. if you feel good you're going to project an image that makes everybody take a look at you.
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i -- >> reporter: following these five tips will give you versatility and have you looking your best. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> ann harris is holding a trunk show on october 1st through the 2nds for fall and holiday fashions. we're getting ready for the race for the cure. it's coming up october 3rd, a sunday morning in hunt valley. we'll be live on the air. tape it, dvr it and come on out, watch your friends, hear the great stories. we're on the air from 7:00 in the morning to 9:00. register for the big race nowality abc2news.com. when you get there look at the top of the page, click on the lifestyle tab. scroll to the right and click on "think pink." 6:20. oprah starts her last season today. >> it looks like she's going to go out in style. who is on her guest list? >> plus, a drunk driver slams into a home. what happened to the people who are living there?
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the vma for video of the year goes to -- lady gaga. >> lady gaga dominated the mta video music awards in los angeles last night winning eight trophies. including best video of the year, the outrageous singer picked up the biggest prize of the night wearing an outfit sure to anger the peta crowd. a dress that looks like it's made out of cuts of meat. it's hard to tell if it's real or not. another larger than life diva
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from another generation, cher, one controversial dress to another handing the information over. lady gaga eight wins, tied with aha's take on me back in 1986. the second highest number of wins in one night. peter gabriel previously one for "shrek" hammer in 1987. >> reporter: sledgehammer in 1987. i know we're going to hear take on me from jamie costello all morning long. the big guessing game is who is going to do the monday show on oprah's first show of the last season? this much we know. the tv talk show host and john travolta dance hand in hand through her stage doors to the tune of "love train." another jamie costello hit we're going to hear. >> love it. >> that show is happening later today. then i guess we'll hear more about it. >> >> always good. ben affleck premiered his oscar-contender movie at the
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toronto film festival this weekend. he directed, stars and helped write the film and it will open in the the u.s. this week. no it's been 25 years since the release of super mario brothers on nintendo in celebration nintendo has a special web site that has game play footage of every mario game released since 1985. super mario has gone on to sell 25 million units. >> i was a packman girl. that huge fire in san bruno changed a neighborhood forever. >> coming up, we're going who -- to show you the efforts, on the explosion, the events and look it a it from outer space. >> they are trying to get the power back on in little italy. i'm linda so. how long before it's restored and the detours to expect until the work gets done. when i use expedia,
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my friends at work think there's more than one "me." ...because on our trips, i always get there faster. see, expedia lets me mix and match airlines. so i can take one airline out... and another home. so with more flight options, i can find the combination that gets me there and back quickest. with a little help from expedia, my friends will think i can be everywhere at once. where you book matters. expedia. man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks?
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get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. police are looking for a late-model black mercedes benz with damage to the driver's side including a missing side view mirror. this car was involved in a deadly hit-and-run. >> she could come home. an american held hostage in

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